Darrell Goldsmith—the owner of Goldsmith Supply Company, also known as NAPA Auto Parts— was born and raised in Olney. His 66-year history in this town is a testament to the sustainability of local businesses.
Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse is upon us as National Collection Week is here from Nov. 16-23. First Baptist Church Olney will be open for donations Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. According to https://www.samaritanspurse. org/operation-christmas-child/ pack-a-shoe-box/, “1. Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately, 2. “Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14”,
Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated.
Local, state leaders battle COVID surge, each other
The week of Thanksgiving is a busy time of the year to travel that’s marked by a large number of people traveling to see loved ones. In 2017, AAA projected 50.9 million Americans would journey 50 miles or more from home on Thanksgiving.